Qatar must earn a new path forward
1 year agoJuly 17, 2019
President Trump wants to see an end to the Gulf states disagreement and also move Qatar further away from Iran. There is a possibility those two things can work together, but that requires actual changes and substantive actions from the Qataris.The rise of an Islamist alliance between Iran, Turkey and Qatar is contrary to U.S. strategic interests as well as the security and stability of the region. Qatari money fuels this and they need to end that. It has partly been a counterweight to the ongoing blockade, but also as recognition that these three countries are the vanguard of militant Islamism.
Paying the Palestinian Authority
2 year agoJune 05, 2018
The Palestinian Authority (PA) is an excellent example of why we must take a good look at all recipients of US financial aid to see what we are paying for. The PA supports terrorism with the money and the level of graft and corruption is massive.
Designating Muslim Brotherhood terror groups
2 year agoFebruary 01, 2018
The Trump administration has taken a major step in the right direction by designating several new groups as terrorist organizations. Two of these are splinter groups of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the other is an Iranian front group that operates in Gaza.
Qatar Crisis: The Importance of Strong Criticism versus Terror Financing
3 year agoJune 22, 2017
There will be costs associated with the decision to push Qatar on this, but there are costs to turning a blind eye to terror financing too. During the Obama administration, the president’s calculation went the other way.